PBS for pharmacists

Services Australia can grant pharmacists approval to supply Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) subsidised items in accordance with section 90 of the National Health Act 1953.

If you've been affected by bushfires you can order urgent PBS stationery by calling us. We can arrange for emergency stationery to be sent to you.
PBS Electronic Prescriptions are coming soon. Read about electronic prescribing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
From 1 January 2019, the Department of Health (Health) will be responsible for approving pharmacists to supply PBS subsidised items. Read more about approved suppliers on Health’s website.

The PBS and RPBS make many prescription medicines more affordable for Australians and eligible overseas visitors.

We process claims from pharmacists and reimburse them for the medicines they supply. We also protect the PBS by preventing and detecting incorrect and inappropriate use of the program.

Page last updated: 12 February 2020